The gifts of the Holy Spirit are the spiritual senses of the Church of Jesus Christ. Just as we have five physical senses that permits us
to function in the natural world, so we have nine gifts of the Holy Spirit - the “spiritual senses” that enable us to function properly in the spiritual world. These gifts are in I Corinthians 12:8-11
“Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant”.
Ignorance is your choice. People are destroyed by lack of knowledge. Gifts of the Spirit are preparing you for the coming of the Lord. We
have to have not any lack Gifts of the Spirit in the Body of Christ. The purpose of the gifts are in I Corinthians 12: 7 - “But manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit
of all.” In I Corinthians 14: 12 -“Even so you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, let it be for the edification of the church that you seek to excel.”
Gifts of the Spirit are the tools that bring you into maturity as Christian. They are our credentials to believers. MARK 16: 17 -
18, 20 says: “And these signs will follow those who believe: In My Name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it
will no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick,and the sick shall recover. And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the Word with signs
A credential is having evidence or testimony concerning your authority. When the gifts are displayed, it publicly conforms that you are
true believer, ambassador of God. Gifts of the Spirit are for your grow. Seek them that you may excel to maturity. Gifts of the Spirit helps you to excel to someone, to strength them in daily walk.Gifts of the Spirit are our credentials to the world as in HEBREWS 2: 4 declares:
“ God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and Gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will.” Spiritual prosperity,profit: “But the
manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit”. I COR. 12: 7
We have credentials as a testimony to the world and beyond. Can you have all gifts.YES.
- II PETER 5: 16 - “Word of Wisdom”
- Acts 3: 16 - “Word of Knowledge”,
- ACTS 16: 6- 8 - “Discerning of Spirits”,
- I COR. 15: 16 “Gift of Tongues”,
- I COR. 14: 6 - “Interpretation of Tongues”,
- I COR 14: 6 - “Gift of Prophecy”
- ROMANS 15:8-“Gift of Faith”
- ACTS 14: 8 “Gift of Healing
- ACTS 20: 9 “Gift of Miracles”
We can see here that Apostil Paul had all nine gifts, for God is not respect of person.
You are commanded to covet earnestly the best gifts as in
I CORINTHIANS 12: 31 -“But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way”. These gifts are identified in I CORINTHIAN 12: 8 -11 as the
Revelation gifts: Word of Wisdom, Word of Knowledge, and the Discerning Spirits; Vocal Gifts Prophecy, Tongues, and the Interpretation of Tongues; and the Power Gifts : Gift of Faith, Gift of Healing and Gift of Miracles.
God wants you to have gifts of the Spirit and the Bible encourages you ...”desire earnestly the best gifts”.
THE REVELATION GIFTS
1. The Word of Wisdom:
It is the application of knowledge that God gives you. This type of Wisdom can not be gained through study or experience - it is a gift.Neither it is a substitute for study or
experience. It is the Wisdom of God. “You shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free.” The Words of Wisdom were spoken by Jesus through his temptations: Luke 4: 4- “It is
written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word of God”. The gift of Wisdom is the Wisdom of God. It is the supernatural impartation of facts and it is not natural. You cannot learn
it. It is received from God through prayer.
“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory, may give to you the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of Him”. EPHESIANS 1: 17
Wisdom is application of knowledge. There are three kinds of wisdom:
- Wisdom of God - I Corinthians 2: 6 ( profits you and others )
- Wisdom of Enemy - I Corinthians 2: 6 (empties you)
- Wisdom of Man - Ecclesiastic 1: 16- 18 ( give you sorrow)
The Word of Wisdom is moved by the Holy Spirit. We should pray for Word of Wisdom:“Father in the Name of Jesus Christ give me the Word of Wisdom that I can live
victorious life.” James 1:5 said: “If any man lacks wisdom let him ask of God who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”
2. The Word of Knowledge: It is a specific information given by the Holy Spirit.
A Word of Knowledge is a definite conviction, impression, or knowing that comes to you in a mental picture, a dream, through a vision, or by Scripture quickened to you.
It is supernatural knowledge that you need regarding your problems or circumstances. Word of Knowledge comes to you first as image. God is given you Word about someone in danger and you pray and
rescue from bondage. Mind is used as spiritual factor. Mind is used as vehicle. Word of Knowledge can come by physical sign.
You can feel in your body. Knowing is translated into feelings. Knowing is spiritual, feeling is physical. Your spirit-man know about salvation, your emotions feel it. Word of
Knowledge is moved into the realm of your soul. It is witness, impression. Word of Knowledge can come to you as a dream, you feel like a trance like Peter. Vision is revelation of God to the man. Dream
is tool to reveal His plans to life. God through the vision reveals Himself, and gives dreams to reveal His plans.
3. Discerning Spirits: It is the supernatural ability given by the Holy Spirit to perceive the source of a spiritual manifestation and determine whether it is of
God, the devil, or a man. We are highly influenced by the spirit world. There are three dimensions of the spirit world: the world of the Spirit of God, the spirit of the enemy and the world of the human
spirit. We are in contact continually with all three.
The discerning of spirits enables you to tell which spirit is operating.
- The Spirit of God: In Acts 10: 30-35, Peter discerned the Holy Spirit in Cornelius.
- The spirit of the enemy: In Acts 16: 16-18, Paul cast the demon spirit in a woman.
- The human spirit: On Acts 8: 18-23, Peter discerned a jealous, bitter human spirit.
The gift of discernment is not ability to find fault or criticise. It is not mind reading or psychic phenomena. The gift protects and guard your Christian life.
You can test whether or not a spirit is of God in three ways:
1. Observing what they do: We are clearly instructed how to test the spirits. In MATTHEW 7: 15-20, Jesus explains that false prophets are known by their fruit -
their conduct and actions. You can see beyond their hypocrisy.
2. Watching who they exalt or promote: This will tell us all about them. You can discern if a spirit is of God by observing whether or not they exalt Jesus Christ as
the Son of God and as the Lord and Saviour. I CORINTHIANS 12: 3 “Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God call Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord
except by the Holy Spirit”.
3. By their confession: You can discern spirits by listening to what people say as in I JOHN 4: 1-3 declares:
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every Spirit that
confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the Spirit of Antichrist, which you
have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.”
Test, try the spirits, so they are of God, because many false prophets arise in the world.
Every Spirit that confess that Jesus Christ come in the flesh is of God and every spirit not confessing this is the spirit of Antichrist. By public confession, what they say
about it, just listen to their words - reveals what is inside the heart of the man. Also actions and whom they exalt and what they confess help us in understanding of the spirit. ACTS 13: 9-12, Paul had
a Gift of Discernment of Spirits and he saw beyond action.
He detected evil spirit. Paul received information, discerned, judged and punished.
The Anointing is also for judgement from the Lord. Anointing can stop wicked man. In ACTS 1 Apostles were full of fear of the world to punish them for their faith. In ACTS 5
The world fear the Apostles (fear of judgement).
In this Gift of Discernment it is not the ability to see faults, it is not for fault findings. It is not mind reading (mind reading is demonic), but it is an ability to see
into spirit world: God`s Spirit, evil spirit, man`s spirit. Be very careful-we can transfer the spirits. Holy Spirit can be transferred by laying of hands, evil spirit
can be transferred by lying hands, and human spirit can be transferred by lying of hands on individual.
Human spirit is also transferred by influence, by controlling other people. EPHESIANS 5: 21 declares “Submit to one another in the fear of God”. And in v.18
“Do not be drunk with wine; but be filled with the Holy Spirit”. With only your per-mission the Holy Spirit will fill you but not possess you like the evil spirit.
Demonic spirit will control you without your cooperation. It is pushes you into possession. God leads us, devil pushes us. If you fill pushed- it is demonic. Let not anybody
push you, because demon spirits want control you without mercy to put you in bondage.
Human spirit is able to do the same. It is possible to be controlled mentally by other person. It is called-witchcraft. It become demonic. Influence of the human spirit is so
powerful as in ECCLESIASTIC 9 : 18 “One sinner destroys much good”.
- Is there any control of person or things about you, your children or your finances?
- Are they using force in making you believe them, are they pressing on you?
Human spirit in operation as in III JOHN 9 - “I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the permanence among them, does not receive us”. John warns
church about the man called Diotrephes. This man want to have control with believers. He was using force against them with malicious words and was not content with apostil. This man was always negative,
gloomy. It is almost demonic.
Always attacking, always negative, never positive, never content with negative words. These individuals want to be separate, they are loners, no association with anybody. No
social life, they never go to church, never fellowship. Watch them!
Gift of discernment enables you to discern these individuals by their works and deeds.
Please, be careful who will be lying hands on you. Do not agree with any prophesy, whom you do not know, who is not associated with you
through the Body of Christ.
The gifts of Wisdom, Knowledge, and Discernment of Spirits come by prayer: So ask for them, pray to receive them, pray to receive them in the Name of Jesus.
Heavenly Father give me the Gift of Discernment in Jesus` Christ Name.
VOCAL GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT: Prophesy, Tongues, Interpretation.
1. Gift of Prophesy - The Word of God meant to flow out of your mouth. I CORINTHIANS 14: 3 declares - “But he who prophesies
speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men.”
Prophesy is not planed as teaching and preaching. Prophesy always brings Life as in Ezekhiel 37: 1-14 where prophet`s bones brought life. Prophesy always brings Vision as in Proverbs 29: 13 -
“The Lord Gives light.” Prophesy always brings Edification, Exhortation and Comfort to listeners.I Corint.14:3 Prophesy always brings Sign of Restoration as in ACTS 2: 16- 18 (Revival). Prophesy
always brings you unto the Right Place in God as in ACTS 13: 1- 3. I wish all God`s people be God`s prophets, but not only mature believer can prophesy. I THESSALONIANS 5: 20-22 declares: “Rejoice
always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Tell all things; hold fast what is good.
Abstain from every evil.”
Prophesy is not disjoined or confused as in ISAIAH 28: 13 - The Word is taken by little. It does not flow against God`s Love. Gift of Prophesy is connected who Christ is for
us. It is not powerless for every testimony is a testimony of Jesus. JEREMIAH 23: 21- 25. It is not without power of fire. God said in JEREMIAH 20: 9 “My Word is like fire.” It is not overextended,
does not going forever. His Word was in my heart.
How we judge whether the prophesy is the prophesy from our Lord.
- It must be scriptural as in ISAIAH 8: 20- “To the teaching and to the testimony.”
- It must be witnessed by the witnesses that it is from God as in II CORINTHIAN 13: 1 “By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established.”
- It must be spoken by the prophet and must it come to pass-DEUTERONOMY 18: 22 “How may we know the word which the LORD has not spoken? - when a prophet speaks in the
name of the LORD, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word which the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it arrogantly and you need not be afraid of him.” Prophesy
can come when is a high worship and also by laying of hands upon the man.
THE GIFT OF DIFFERENT TONGUES
In Book of Acts we can find three different kinds of Tongues. I CORINTHIANS 14: 1 “Pursue Love, and desire spiritual gifts, but specially that you may prophesy. For he
who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one under-stands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.”
1. First tongue is not unto men but unto God, no man can understands. This tongues is a mystery, he speaks to God. There is another tongue in ACTS 2 : 4, 6 - “And
they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because
everyone heard them speak in his own language.” As we read the tongues were understood by people around believers, and they heard that they glorified God. ACTS 2: 11 - “We hear them speaking
in our own tongues the wonderful works of God. So they were all amazed and puzzled.”
2. This tongues were used only as a sign for unbelievers, so they shall believe.
3. Third tongue is used for church edification, for believers. I CORINTHIANS 14: 26 - “Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue,
has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.
The gift of these tongues is used in the local assembly. It is a public tongue to interpret. So we have a three kinds of Tongues: unto God, unto the world and unto the church.
Purpose of Tongues: Edification, for building yourself and others as in JUDE 20, for the assistance in prayer and for stirring up the prophetic ministry in the church. Also to refresh the soul, to have a
victory over Satan as in EPHESIANS 5: 19, also for singing and worship in the tongues with the Spirit as in I CORINTHIANS 14: 14, 15.
Tongues always break the yoke of bondage as in ACTS 16: 25 ( Paul in the prison). Tongues always bring you into the presence of the LORD as in PSALM 22: 3. When you praying in
Tongues it is leads you into intercession as in I CORINTH. 14: 22 “Therefore tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers.”
INTERPRETATION OF THE TONGUES
- I CORINTHIANS 14: 13, 14 “Therefore let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret. For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding
is unfruitful.” This is a command to those who speak in tongues. Pray for interpretation! Because are given to you the mysteries of heaven. interpretation allows you to edify, exhort and comfort.
It is used for public edification. You must pray for interpretation. The Gift of Interpretation is equal to the Gift of Prophesy. If someone speaks in tongues, pray for interpretation for public
edification, exhalation and comfort.
MANIFESTATION OF THE SPIRIT
- I CORINTHIANS 12: 7- 10 “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the
Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another gift of faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the same Spirit, to another working of miracles, to another
prophesy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another interpretation of tongues.”
THE POWER GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT - GIFT OF FAITH
The Bible speaks of several different types of faith which increase from faith to faith. ROMANS 1: 17 declares: “For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith
to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”
Saving Faith - EPHESIANS 2: 8, 9 declares: “For by grace you have been saves through faith, and not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of your works.” First
is the Saving Faith, it is what God deposited in our hearts and it becomes the Fruit of Faith as in GALATIANS 5: 22- 23.Fruit of Faith requires relationship wit Christ “But the fruit of the Spirit
is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, gentleness, self control. Against such there is no law.” Saving Faith gets you into Heaven: the Fruit of Faith gets Heaven unto you. These
give birth to the Gift of Faith as II THESSALONIANS 1: 3 declares: “Your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds.”
Gift of Faith is the ability to believe for the miraculous works of the Spirit Of God. Gift of Faith is the instant and complete assurance that God will use you to bless
some-body. Gift of faith requires to walk wit God daily and He will use you when He will.
Examples of the Gift of Faith in operation: Healing of a man afflicted with leprosy as in MATTHEW 8: 1- 3; Healing of the crippled man by the pool of Bethesda in JOHN 9 -1 and
the judgement on a sorcerer in ACTS 16: 16- 18.
Gift of Faith is so powerful and it is spoken with the Authority. Gift of Faith starts with the praying in tongues. When you pray in the Spirit the mysteries unto God, that
connect us to the Holy Spirit, that connects us to the seed for the Gift of Faith.
The gift of Faith not only operates in Healings and Miracles, but in the realm of the impossible. It is received faith which produces miracles out of the Fruit of Faith
inpowered action are resulted in miracles from faith. Gift of Faith is received, miracles are acted. When the Gift of Faith is empowered, the results are miraculous.
THE GIFTS OF HEALING - I CORINTHIAN 12: 9
The Gifts of Healing which results from Gift of Faith comes off Fruit of Faith.
The Bible speaks of Gifts of Healing because there is physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Healing can come through the touch of faith as JAMES 5: 14 - 15
“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with the oil in the Name of the Lord. And the prayer of
faith will save the sick, and the Lord will rise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.”
Healing can come as Word is spoken and Word of Faith is healer as in LUKE 7: 1-10.
Presence of God can heal people as in MARK 6: 56 and ACTS 19: 11- 12.
Three methods: Lying on of hands, spoken Word and atmosphere of God. JAMES 5 deals with a touch, then is the spoken Word - Go and be healed as Word of Faith and atmosphere,
presence of God is healing His people. All three are methods that the Holy Spirit is using in His Church. Touch or Word or Service when God is healing his people
This first area of healing requires faith of the individual praying for you, second area requires authority in the Name of Jesus, the service requires your own faith. It is
your faith in healing in anointing.
These gifts of healing belongs to all of you. MARK 16 : 16, 17 -20 declares: “He who believes and is baptised will be saved; but he who does not believe will be
condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” How you know that you have a gift of healing?
- The inner witness of the Holy Spirit as in ROMANS 8: 16 declares:“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.”
- When you have a special ability to believe for physical healing for someone. ROMANS 12: 3- 8 declares serving God with spiritual gifts.
- When you have an overhelming feeling of compassion which moves you to action. MATTHEW 20: 34 declares: “So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And
immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed them.”
THE GIFT OF MIRACLES
The word “miracles comes from the Greek word “dynamos” which means “power and might that multiplies itself. A miracle is the performance of something which is against
the laws of nature. There is a miraculous transformation in you every day to conform you to Christ`s image. EPHESIANS 1: 19 declares: “What is exceeding greatness of His power toward us who
believe, according to the working of His mighty power.”
It is a power in working in me and through me. Both are miraculous power transforming you into Christ’s image. It is a divine transformation. According to the mighty power,
the same power is working in us to strengthen your inner man. COLOSSIANS 1: 11 declares: “Strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power...”
The power of God was miraculously manifested in the lives of believers in the New Testament church as in ACTS 1: 8 Bible declares: “But you shall receive power when the
Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem and in Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” ACTS 4: 33 declares: “And with great power the apostles
gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.” MARK 16: 20 declares also: “And they went out and preached everywhere, The Lord was working with them
and confirming the word through the accompanying signs.”
Jesus said in MATTHEW 22: 29 “You do err, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God.” The Apostle Paul warn Timothy about those who have form of godliness,
but deny the power of God and he told him not to associate with such people.
II TIMOTHY 3: 5 declares: “...having form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away. Make sure that the Word of God is in you, and right
influence may be with you. We must remember that God always said: LET, producing miracles by His spoken Word. When His Word will fill you, the gifts will impower you.
God is one with His Word. If you want the gift of Miracles to operate in you, be sure the Word of God is in you and that the right influence is upon you. Miracles are product
of the spoken Word of God, because the Word of God and God are ONE. Contact is the Holy Spirit, vessel is you. God is speeding miracles every day and today when you hear His Word - you must respond and
you become a part of the connection: God - Holy Spirit - You. Just speak God`s language. Start talking the language of faith, His language, His Scriptures, just connect to His Word, and then miracles